A beautifully remastered version of the fantastic first album by Fertile Ground – a stunning debut that's one of the best underground soul albums of the past decade! The record dips back into a spiritual jazzy tradition that encompasses work by artists like Doug Carn
or Earth Wind & Fire, but it's also got a rawer edge that works perfectly with the righteousness of the group's message. Vocalist Navasha D Boxley has a style that ranks with the best of our favorite singers – like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jean Carn
, and Carmen Lundy – and she's backed by sublime keyboard work by James Collins, and intricately jazzy drumming by Marcus Asante. A great set all the way through – and filled with wonderful cuts like "Ghetto Butterflies", "Sweet Melodies", "En Hiver", "Lovin You", "Soulmates", and "Black Sunshine". This new version really increases the sound from the original – pushing up the best strengths of the record through newly-mixed takes, in a way that gives the vocals even more power!
(CONDITION NOTE: tray card has a small tear in one corner, artwork is clean but has light rippling from moisture.)